Friday, October 23, 2020

Mavalene Bradford Starling, after a long fruitful life, realized the promises of her Savior and crossed from this life to eternity from Diversicare Nursing Home in Tupelo on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. She was 89. Born in Huntsville, Ala. on April 20, 1931 to the late General Lee Bradford and N…

Bernice "Bonnie" Ophalene Young Johnson, at the beautiful age of 95, met her Creator and rejoined her many family members and friends gone before on Sunday, October 18, 2020. She had resided at Diversicare Nursing Center in Tupelo the last few years. An Itawamba Co. native, Bonnie was born o…

Linda Lee Scott Owen, 77, who preferred to be addressed as Mimi, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She had fought a seventeen-year battle against leukemia, having experienced significant changes in her condition during the last several months. She was born O…

BOONEVILLE -- Dale Edward Brackett, 66, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at home in Booneville. Services will be on October 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 12:00 PM until service time

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother stepped into Heaven on Thursday, October 22, 2020, after 91 years and 9 months of living a life of love and compassion. She was radiant as her Lord and Savior greeted her. She was welcomed into Heaven by her husband, Woodrow F. Bunch; he…

Paul James Dickens, age 77, died Friday, October 23, 2020 at North MS Medical Center in Amory, MS. He was born May 26, 1943 to James W. Dickens and Isabel Thomas Dickens in Dixon Springs, TN. He was a graduate of Carthage High School in Carthage, TN. In June of 1962, he graduated from Southe…

FULTON -- Esther Tucker Sheffield, 93, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, October 24, at 3 p.m. at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the East Fulton Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with th…

POTTS CAMP, MS -- Mrs. Canarania Love, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Graveside. Services will be on Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00 at Baptist Hill Church Cemetery 4892 Bethlehem Rd Potts Camp, MS Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Sp…

James Sexton , 52, passed away on October 23, 2020, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home .

BYHALIA -- Mary Ann Brooks, 55, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at her home in Byhalia . Celebration of Life Memorial. Services will be on a later day at the request of the family. Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly G. Langford , 75, passed away on October 23, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center Gilmore, Amory, MS in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E E Pickle Funeral Home .

Raymond Gaillard , 61, passed away on October 22, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home .

BOONEVILLE -- Dale Edward Brackett, 66, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at home in Booneville. Services will be on 10/28/2020 at 2:00 PM at Booneville Funeral Home. Visitation will be on 12:00 PM until service time

Charles 'Buck" Beasley, 87, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born September 10, 1933 to the late Will Beasley and the late Normie Jarrell Beasley in Fulton. He retired from American Motors after 30 years of service. He was a Baptist …

Larry Harris, 73, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born November 20, 1946 to Troy Harris and Ouida Moore Harris. He was a member at Boguefala Baptist Church and had been attending Bissell Baptist Church. He was a truck sales manager for Dosse…

James Hester "Chubby" Phillips, 86, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at his residence with his family by his side. He lost his battle with a long extended illness. He was born in Indianolia, MS on December 20,1933, to the late Gene and Nell Phillips. He was a livestock buyer for S &…

BOONEVILLE -- Ricky Hestle Dodds, 58, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020, at his home in Booneville. Services will be on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Jacinto Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.keslerfuneralhome.com.

Jimmy Shelton Coley, 80, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born on July 26, 1940 in New Albany to Q. C. and Margaret Shelton Coley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired soil conservationist for the U.S.D.A. He was a member of the New …

Willie Hamilton , 88, passed away on October 23, 2020, at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Payton Mortuary.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Helen Mayfield White answered Christ's call home on Monday, October 19, 2020 while a resident at Samaritan Garden located in Tupelo, MS. She was born on June 25, 1929 to Birtous and Luvora Bradley Mayfield in Lee County, Mississippi. She was 91 years old. Helen spent her youth and young adul…

Danny M. Dukes , 73, passed away on October 20, 2020, at his home in Booneville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home .

Arladus Shack , 21, passed away on October 21, 2020, Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Durell "Dude" Hallmark, 91, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at his home after an extended illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident, he was born March 16, 1929, the son of Henry Columbus Hallmark and Cora Effie Parker Hallmark. Dude worked as a cattle farmer for many years w…

Dennis Michael Sharpe, 73, resident of Hickory Flat, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his residence. Funeral Services remembering the life of Mr. Sharpe will be at 2 PM Saturday, October 24 in The Memory Chapel of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care located at the intersection of…

SHANNON, MS -- Kimba Nicole Ross, 45, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at her home in Shannon. Services will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 2pm, Graveside at New Prospect Church Cemetery, Nettleton, MS. Visitation will be on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 4-6 pm, Walk-thru at the fu…

71, passed away on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 at Pontotoc Health & Rehabilitation Center in Pontotoc. Robert Lee Boyd, Sr. was born to Shirley Eubanks Boyd and the late Clifton Boyd, Sr. on Oct. 4, 1949 in Starkville, MS. Robert Boyd, Sr. was a steel worker. Robert Boyd, Sr. is survived by his …

Clarence Lee Horn, 74, resident of Marshall County and U.S. Veteran, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 following an extended illness. A Graveside Funeral Service honoring the life of Mr. Horn will be at 2 PM Friday, October …

DORSEY -- Linda Shumpert, 50, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday October 24, 2020 at 11am at Community Funeral Directors Chapel- Nettleton. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 am -11am at Community…

Jimmy Stevens, Sr. (76) passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at his home in Saltillo. He retired from FMC after 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fast cars and trucks and spending time outdoors or working on cars. He was known for his hard work, his love for his children and his love …

Walter Lee Scott, 93, was born on January 6, 1927 to the late Ben and Lizzie Scott. He took his flight from this earthly home on October 11, 2020. Walter was never married or had children, but he loved and cared for each of his nieces and nephews down to great great great nieces. He prayed f…

Sammie Carter, 66, was born April 22, 1954 to late Edward and Virlena Carter in Ripley, MS. He departed this life on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. He accepted Christ at an early age at St. John M.B Church. He leaves to cherish his memories one s…

MEMPHIS, TN -- Ovella Lachell Fitzpatrick , 55, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, at her residence in Memphis, TN. Services will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Community Funeral Directors Chapel - Coldwater. Visitation will be on today from 12pm - 5pm at Community Funeral Director…

CLARKSDALE -- Roosevelt Robinson, Jr, 62, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at Memphis, TN in Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11am at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be on today from 4pm - 6pm at Community Funeral Directors - Coldwater…

Linda Lee Scott Owen, 77, who preferred to be addressed as Mimi, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She had fought a seventeen-year battle against leukemia, having experienced significant changes in her condition during the last several months. She was born O…

Mavalene Starling , 89, passed away on October 22, 2020, at Diversicare in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo.

Frederick Thomas Harrison , 58, passed away on October 22, 2020, in Naples, TX. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kesler Funeral Home .

David Holiday Knight I, 60, died peacefully Wednesday, October 21, 2020, surrounded by loved ones at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. Known for his quick wit and true Southern charm, David touched the lives of many people from all walks of life. Born April 4, 1960, in Mant…

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Lloyd O’Neil Tate of Montreat, died Monday, October 19, 2020, at the North Carolina State Veterans’ Home in Black Mountain, NC. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

OKOLONA -- Johnny Ray Gunn, 57, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, at his home in Okolona. Services will be on Saturday 10/24/2020 at 12:00 noon at Gunn Cemetery 244 CR 149 Egypt, MS. Visitation will be on Friday 10/23/2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fields Funeral Home 202 N Olive St…

Mary L. Story , 58, passed away on October 21, 2020, at Home in Ripley, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley, MS.

Sharon Louise Bledsoe Tunell, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Panola Medical Center in Batesville. She was born February 13, 1961 to John Noel Bledsoe, Sr. and Mary Helen Browning Bledsoe. Sharon was a charter member of the Tupelo Community Church. Sharon was a long time …

Mrs. Etheleen Johnson Blanton, 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston, Mississippi. She was born in the Redland Community of Pontotoc County, Mississippi on September 23, 1920 to Cleland Johnson and Laudie Walker Johnson. She was a devoted and loving Ch…

Clarence Horn , 74, passed away on October 21, 2020, at his residence in Byhalia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home .

NETTLETON -- Francis Nicole Kennedy , 38, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at a friends residence in Thaxton, MS. Services will be on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 6pm at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal in Tishomingo, MS. Visitation will be on today. Registry book signing from 12pm - 4pm …

Mrs. Canarania Love , 88, passed away on October 20, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs .

Lee Earnest "Red" Betts was born January 14, 1954 to the late James Betts and Beatrice Metcalf Betts. He departed this life October 14, 2020 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, MI after a brief illness. He was reared in the Verona, MS community, In 1974, he moved to Mt. Clemen…

R. L. Clark passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He was a truck driver for Wickes Lumber, jailor for Lee County and worked at auctions. He was an avid Duke Blue Devil basketball fan. He was a veteran of the United States Army and member of Euclatubba Baptist Church. Funeral …

OKOLONA -- Mitchell Adair, 67, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at NMMC in Tupelo. Services will be on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Snow Cemetery at Red Bud M.B. Church. Visitation will be on Thurs, Oct 22, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Belle Memorial of Aberdeen.

Mrs. Mary Brooks , 55, passed away on October 21, 2020, at her home in Byhalia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs .